Beverley Rilett

Beverley Rilett


Auburn University

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Dr. Beverley Park Rilett is an Associate Research Professor at Auburn University in Alabama and Editor and inaugural director of the George Eliot Archive and its sister projects.

Until August, 2021, she was Assistant Research Professor in English and a Faculty Fellow in the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where these projects were born and raised. “Dr Bev” specializes in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century British literature and culture, biography, and digital humanities. Her edition of British Poetry of the Long Nineteenth Century: A Selection for College Students was re-issued in 2019 with a Creative Commons 4.0 license, which means the digital edition is now free. She has published several articles on aspects of George Eliot’s life and works, and is completing a revisionist biography. She is honored to be a vice president of the George Eliot Fellowship and the digital editor of the Fellowship’s George Eliot Review journal.


For born-digital reference projects, over 1,500 public-domain articles about her, and all of Eliot’s publications, see the George Eliot Archive 

For open-access current publications, conference papers, and theses, see George Eliot Scholars

For over 50 years of peer-reviewed articles, reviews, and GE Fellowship updates, see the open-access journal, George Eliot Review Online

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